What is expected of me in Specialty Court?

To some extent your requirements are individualized based on a number of factors, including your offense and mental health treatment needs. However, the mandatory requirements include meeting with your probation / parole officer on a weekly basis, attending all appointments, and actively participating in your mental health treatment. Additionally, you will be required to appear initially weekly to specialty court for status updates.

Failing to meet these requirements will result in immediate sanctions. As you successfully progress through program, the frequency of probation appointments and specialty court appearances will gradually decrease. The minimum length of time spent in Specialty Court 12 months, but the average length of time is between 18 and 24 months based on your mental health stabilization and severity of your offense.

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1. What is Specialty Court?
2. What are the goals of Specialty Court?
3. Can I be forced to participate in Specialty Court?
4. Who is eligible for Specialty Court?
5. Who is not eligible for Specialty Court?
6. What is expected of me in Specialty Court?
7. What is the benefit of Specialty Court?
8. How do I apply for Specialty Court?